Call for Classic Cars for 2nd Annual Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance

Jan 21, 2010

Vintage and classic vehicle owners are invited to apply for entry to the Second Annual Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance, to be held May 16, 9:00am-4:00pm, at the Marin County Fairgrounds, Marin Civic Center in San Rafael, California.

The Concours display will showcase 200 exotic and rare vehicles. The featured marquee will be the Porsche. The proceeds from the event will benefit Hospice By The Bay, the non-profit, regional Bay Area hospice and palliative care provider.

Over 5,000 visitors attended the 2009 show. The application fee is $60 if submitted before March 15, and $85 after this date. Acceptance includes two adult admissions, a gift program and two continental breakfasts. Entry fee is returned if a vehicle isn’t accepted.

For information about entrant classes and to download an entry application, visit or call (415) 479-7727.

Cars will be judged on interior, exterior, engine and chassis based on authenticity, general appearance, care and preparation. Any entrant may elect to have a car judged or entered as “exhibit only.” Cars being judged will have field priority.

All First in Class winners will be eligible to compete for the Best of Show- Concours d’Elegance or Best of Show – Concours de Sport awards.

In addition to the concours proper, the event will host several special exhibits including historic commercial vehicles from the Bay Area and historic Hot Rods and Kustoms.

The show also features exhibitors of automotive products and services, live music, food, wine tasting and microbrew sampling, plus an exhibition of original, contemporary car-related art.

Hospice By The Bay is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that has been serving the Bay Area since 1975.